I just love the graphic!!! Now, I have to tell ya that the guys in Lansing are my heroes today. They are doing it just right. They found the house of the head Nazi in Grand Rapids - the one who invited the rest of the Nazi's to that community. You see, he nestled in quietly among the good folks there and they had no idea what was operating in their neighborhood - and that would have been okay if he hadn't decided that this was a good place to bring their message of hate.
When they found the Nazi's abode, they went up and down the streets alerting the neighbors to the fact that Nazism was alive and well and sending out invitations in their own backyard. Informational flyers were handed out and some pictures were taken. There was NO violence, but Bill White had an up-close and personal experience again.
This is the information for those in the area:
- RACISM IN OUR COMMUNITY
NAME: Ken Mathews
ADDRESS: 41 Grove St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4914
Ken Mathews is the southwest unit leader of the white supremacist Neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement.
Last summer on July 9th, 2005, Ken and a handful of Neo-Nazi boneheads distributed racist literature in the Tamarack St and Webster St vicinity of Grand Rapids.
This Saturday (April 22nd), Neo-Nazis will be holding a rally on the grounds of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing to celebrate the birthday of Adolf Hitler.
Ken has invited over a hundred Neo-Nazis to use Grand Rapids as a staging point for the rally. Neo-Nazis will begin arriving in Grand Rapids this Friday.
The period around April 20th (Adolf Hitler’s birthday) is a significant date for Neo-Nazis and has historically marked stepped up violent activity by white supremacists. The day coincides with recent American tragedies including the Oklahoma City bombing, the Ruby Ridge standoff, and the Columbine high school shootings.
Neo-Nazis have placed reservations (#176180 – rooms blocked off under Ken Mathews) for this Friday and Saturday night at the Motel 6 at 777 3 Mile Rd at the corner of Alpine Ave (616-784-9375).
If you object to having dozens of Neo-Nazis gathering in your community, we encourage you to contact the Accor reservation center at 800-221-4542 and the Motel 6 reservation center at 800-466-8356 and let them know your concerns. Contact Ken Mathews directly to let him know that his issues are not popularly welcomed in this community.
If you have more information about racist activity in the area, please contact Michigan Anti-Fascists at 313-795-9910 or email